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It’s an experience that stays with you.

The more you run from it the more it seeks you.

There’s no hiding once it finds you.

It slowly begins to define you. What is it?

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I wake and find that it’s in the bathroom, waiting for me to join it. It sits on my toothbrush, restless to give my lips a kiss. I brush like there’s a demon in the depths of my mouth, it must be purged before I utter a single syllable. I spit. And rinse. Perhaps I’ve […]

Pain Never Leaves You by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

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22 Comments on “Pain Never Leaves You by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

  1. This is wild. Honestly, this is superb horror writing. The way you’ve turned something as ordinary as brushing one’s teeth into something surreal and hellish is just mind-blowing. I mentioned over at Masticadores that it reminded me immediately of depression. This is amazing writing, Terveen. May your golden pen never run out of ink! 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Mike. Sadness and depression can be a horror story playing out inside us. We all know pain in some way or the other and it can be hellish. Are we ever free of it? That’s a question that may be too scared to know the answer. Thanks so much. You make feel like a rock star. 🙂

  2. the curve of my chin too slim

    This is a particularly fantastic detail, Terveen, but the whole piece is stellar from start to finish.


  3. Pain sometimes feels difficult to put into words, but you have managed that, Terveen, with this excellent piece of writing.

  4. Sometimes one just look normal and healthy, but inside one has pains, insomnia, mental anguish. And people don’t even sympathize since they think you are fine.

    • Exactly Haoyan. Mental suffering isn’t visible and that’s why it’s so often neglected. Thanks for the read and comment. 🙂

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